Definition of onomatopoesis in English:

onomatopoesis

(also onomatopoiesis, onomatopoësis)

noun

  • Onomatopoeia.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Byzantine Greek ὀνοματοποίησις the making of a name from ancient Greek ὀνοματοποιεῖν to make or coin names + -σις; compare -poiesis.

Pronunciation

onomatopoesis

/ˌɒnəmatəpəʊˈiːsɪs/